Unlisted Brand • Numeric Proof Smart Skin Foundation • Liquid
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
If, like me, you are a fan of long-wearing foundations you might love Numeric Proof Smart Skin Foundation. Numeric Proof makeup is hard to find in the US. I purchased my foundation online from Alcone Co., a professional makeup supply company. I always look for makeup that lasts on my skin, because I'm not one to stop and "freshen up" unless it's really necessary. With oily skin, "long-wear" makeup that doesn't look like a hardened clay coating on skin is difficult to come by, especially in these days where sunscreen is a necessary inconvenience. I purchased Smart Skin Foundation in Golden Beige FV04 for my NC35/MUFE #34 skin. In the bottle the liquid appears to be NC40ish, but when applied on my skin it blends in quite a bit lighter. Unfortunately this particular shade is very "beige" so it's too pinkish on my skin. I can pull it off when I have a tan, but it's too obvious on my natural skin shade. If it had yellow/golden undertones it would be fantastic. This is an incredibly light, "watery" liquid that instantaneously seems to become part of my skin. It sets in a few seconds, but it's a gentle set; not the kind that has the potential to streak. The finish is matte, and applied over bare skin, setting powder is not necessary. This does not have a "flat" finish, but there's no shimmer, glimmer, glow or other "brightening" additions to make me look like I'm sweating my brains out. The finish is sheer, but flawless. Truly "sheer" makeup usually comes in the form of greasy tinted moisturizers, but this foundation is nothing like that. It's somewhat similar to Make Up For Ever Face & Body Liquid Makeup, but instead of the gel consistency this feels more liquidy. This foundation has that "rosey, makeup-y" fragrance that French companies seem unable to help themselves from adding into their products, but, personally I like the scent. It reminds me of being backstage in theaters, waiting for my cue. The reason makeup artists use this foundation for HD work is obvious when you see it (or don't see it, actually) on skin. It's practically undetectable, yet it's impeccable, even over pores. This foundation comes in a 1.02 oz. (30 ml) bottle with a pump spout that's perfect for squirting the liquid onto a brush or a sponge. The pump does not leak like so many other HD foundation pumps! Numeric Proof is unmistakably high quality in every way, and the price is reasonable! ($32.00 at Alcone). I hope this product starts getting wider distribution in the US, because I'm sure many, many people will love this foundation.